A Look Back At The Clone Wars Microseries

Blastr.com has an article on the 2003-2005 Clone Wars micro series, how it paved the way for Star Wars on t.v. (including obviously the Clone Wars series), and its possible influence on TFA? It also has James Arnold Taylor discussing the difference between his approach to Obi-Wan in the micro series and in the later series.

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5 Responses to “A Look Back At The Clone Wars Microseries”

  1. Bob Clark Says:

    Refreshing that it doesn’t take easy potshots at the Prequels or TCW.

  2. bansheegun Says:

    The crashed Star Destroyer from TFA trailer actually reminded me of this shot from TCW. But that’s just me 🙂

  3. M. Marshall Says:

    How ironic that an article like this comes along a few days after I re watched the first season on DVD. The series will always have a special place in my heart. I still believe that both series are important to the Star Wars universe and to me the microseries is canon, no if, ands, or but’s about it.

    • peacetrainjedi Says:

      Yeah I love both series too. They set out to accomplish two different goals: one (CW) to show brief, stylized glimpses into a conflict on an epic scale; the other (TCW) to tell more personal stories on a more grounded level.

      I feel the original micro-series is more directly connected to the prequels as it literally feels like an Episode 2.5, both in run-time (the whole series is about the length of a 2 hour movie when watched in one sitting) and in story content. The focus in CW is on Anakin, just as it was in the prequels, and it culminates literally minutes before the opening of Revenge of the Sith.

      The Clone Wars 2008 series definitely felt like more of its own thing, and the focus was shifted to Ahsoka and her dynamic with Anakin. This allowed TCW to tell a larger variety of stories, with more character development and a larger and more colorful cast of supporting characters. It took us to new worlds, gave us awesome new characters like Cade Bane and Mother Talzin and really became its own universe. Still connected to the films in some ways, but it definitely grew to become its own distinct part of the Star Wars mythos.

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